Inside the Palace
Royal Crown is taking place in the reception hall of a medieval castle. The light shining through the stained glass windows is reflected by the shiny armours lined up against the walls. The reels simply stand in the middle of all this, with a simple menu shortcut and spin buttons beneath them – nothing more, and nothing less.
Visually speaking, Royal Crown is actually quite simple yet impressive to look at. Be it the row of tall armours or the light effects, the BeeFee team did a great job to create something simple yet impactful for players to enjoy. The contrast with the reel symbols themselves and the general rules is actual quite pronounced, as we will see now.
Basic Rules All Along
Royal Crown offers players 5 reels and a maximum of 10 paylines only, on which you can bet from 0.10 to 50 credits per spin. All of these options are available in the separate command menu that can pop up at will during the game. A bet max and an autoplay function are available for players who wish to spice things up a little during the game. You may use the gamble feature after a win to try and multiply your reward by 2.
With its higher volatility and small number of paylines, Royal Crown quickly proved a little more challenging than expected. On the reels, you will find nothing but the classic fruit and casino symbols, with which you are already familiar. Cherries, grapes, oranges, bells, stars and more of the same kind, with a top prize of only x10. The only special feature offered by Royal Crown is a crown symbol, which acts as a wild. It can only show up on the 3 central reels, and each time you score a cash prize with the help of a wild it will be held into place and the reels will spin again once for free.
Part of a Very Large Family
Slot game developers are always eager to come up with new settings for their classic and retro fruit games. You can find fruits in space with IGT’s Astrofruit, or bouncing on the dance floor thanks to Disco Fruits from Gamesys. If you are a fan of the simple fruit genre, then your choices are virtually limitless.
This is not the first time that BeeFee is trying to modernise a classic slot theme. In Jewels World, players could enjoy a dynamic drop-based gameplay with cascading symbols and an exciting free spin features, with multipliers included. Sadly, Royal Crown does not contain any of these exciting bonuses.
Not a Lot to See Here
Royal Crown is an overwhelmingly classic video slot game with a retro theme. The BeeFee makeover was only cosmetic here, with no real change to the set of rules itself. This makes Royal Crown actually quite challenging and not very rewarding at all, even if you bet as many credits as the game will let you.
Despite its alluring title and very decent look, we weren’t especially impressed with Royal Crown. A few more special features such as a proper jackpot or free spins would have helped, or even the possibility to bet more credits on the reels. The game left us feeling that BeeFee missed an opportunity to do something creative and more exciting here.